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Starting with phpBB4 we want to try a much more open development process than phpBB used to have. The first step in this direction is opening up the planning process. We want to design a new architecture together with the phpBB community, you!

There are some initial ideas up on our wiki. You can find them here: http://wiki.phpbb.com/display/DEV/phpBB+4. Feel free to add stuff to the wiki. If there's something that requires discussion post it on here and we'll put the result of such a discussion on the wiki.

Discussion can also take place on IRC #phpbb-coding . Results / conclusions should obviously be documented here and / or in the wiki depending on where they belong ;-)

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Good luck with this, don't let the naysayers discourage you from making the effort. I was attempting to post a reply in the topic on the community board earlier but got kicked off the site and still cannot get the board to load. Hopefully my attempt to save a draft of my reply posted before I lost the connection. Guess I'll find out when I can get back in. :D

I did have a question about how you phrased the LDAP group synchronization feature requirement, should I post a separate topic or ask in this one? I'm thinking a separate topic would be more appropriate assuming more users participate or have questions of their own regarding the future LDAP integration. :)

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bolverk wrote:I did have a question about how you phrased the LDAP group synchronization feature requirement, should I post a separate topic or ask in this one? I'm thinking a separate topic would be more appropriate assuming more users participate or have questions of their own regarding the future LDAP integration. :)
New topic :)
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Glad to see this forum.
So the code name of phpBB 4 is rhea, right? Guys, you are flying from Mars to Saturn ;)
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idiotnesia wrote:So the code name of phpBB 4 is rhea, right? Guys, you are flying from Mars to Saturn ;)
Good grief I hope not...seriously the female Titan Rhea, mother of the gods, is a far better inspiration for the next version than an icy, crater scarred, airless lump of rock. :|

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The code-name is indeed based on the moons of Saturn -- keeping in line with the planetary/space theme established by phpBB3's 'Olympus', which incidentally is also an "icy, crater scarred, airless lump of rock".
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iWisdom wrote:The code-name is indeed based on the moons of Saturn <snipped>
Woohoo way to go, naming something after something that was already named after something else. :P Well, you can intend for it to *mean* whatever you want, but luckily it can also be interpreted however each of us chooses to. I choose to interpret it based on the original etymology of the term, which for me is the Titaness Rhea whose mythos is certainly worthy to aspire to. ;)
iWisdom wrote:keeping in line with the planetary/space theme established by phpBB3's 'Olympus',
Luckily I was no where near phpBB during the development of Olympus and only started using version 3 after .0.4 was released, so the codename for me had no other meaning when I heard it than it's original.
iWisdom wrote:which incidentally is also an "icy, crater scarred, airless lump of rock".
You have no idea of the irony in that relationship do you? :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Rhea, i think i take this as "Reija" as in my friends wife.
She is not "icy, crater scarred, airless lump of rock" but actually a friendly, warm person. :)

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lol should we continue the title discussion?

Hmm So here is my question which I want to focus a lot. You know (please pardon me), I am very into Google Wave recently, as I am looking into their APIs.

So, at the developer preview they hosted in the summer, the G.W. developers said something really important:

What if E-mail was never invented? What do we expect it to do?

So same question here - What if Forum was never invented? What do we expect it to do? How do we present our information?

This is something we should focus - the goal of phpBB? Another phpBB1, 2 and 3, just plain thread and discussion?

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This is something we should focus - the goal of phpBB? Another phpBB1, 2 and 3, just plain thread and discussion?
Great question

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